Ontario Opening Temporary Road Test Centre in Sarnia

Ontario Opening Temporary Road Test Centre in Sarnia

Province working to clear backlog of road tests due to COVID-19

October 13, 2021


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SARNIA – The Ontario government is opening a temporary road test centre in Sarnia to increase testing capacity and help clear the backlog of road tests due to COVID-19.

“For many people, young and old alike, having a driver’s licence is a necessity of modern life,” said Bob Bailey, Member of Provincial Parliament for Sarnia-Lambton. “I’m extremely pleased that our government is taking action to help clear the backlog of road tests in Sarnia-Lambton, and we appreciate the public’s patience as we work to get this temporary road test centre up and running.”

Located at 805 Christina Street North, Unit 101, in Point Edward, the temporary centre will open on October 18, 2021, and offer class G2 and G road tests Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., expanding to offer road tests seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. in November. Customers will be able to book road tests online at DriveTest.ca beginning October 14, 2021.

“We’re making tremendous progress towards clearing the backlog of road tests,” said Caroline Mulroney, Minister of Transportation. “By opening temporary road test centres, hiring additional driver examiners, and extending weekday operating hours for passenger road testing, we’re getting Ontario back on track.”

All DriveTest customers will be required to wear face masks, use hand sanitizer and complete the COVID-19 customer screening.

The public should only book road tests at DriveTest.ca, and avoid booking through third-party websites.

Quick Facts

  • In addition to opening temporary road test centres, Ontario is also hiring an additional 251 temporary driver examiners, extending weekday operating hours for passenger road testing and offering passenger road tests on Saturdays and Sundays at select locations.
  • Because of the high demand for road test appointments, DriveTest is unable to prioritize customers with cancelled appointments. As measures to address capacity are implemented, additional road test appointments will be made available. Please continue to check DriveTest.ca for new blocks of road test appointments.
  • For customers whose road tests were cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions, there will be a credit in the system to rebook a test.
  • Road test customers may be required to provide a contact phone number should contact tracing be required.
  • All DriveTest staff will wear appropriate personal protective equipment when serving customers, and driver examiners will also be equipped with face shields, sanitizer and seat covers when conducting road tests.
  • For inside services and road testing for other licence classes, customers will need to visit a permanent DriveTest location.

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